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Rescue Film Series: Ep. 8: Boat Extractions

When a boat gets pinned while whitewater kayaking or canoeing, knowing solid boat extraction techniques is essential for retrieving it safely. In Episode 8 of the R3 Rescue for River Runners series, swiftwater rescue expert Jim Coffey demonstrates how to retrieve a pinned kayak or canoe using methods ranging from pushing and pulling to setting up a mechanical advantage system, often called a Z-drag. He also discusses the basic equipment to carry in your kayak un-pin kit.

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